Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Chris L. Bodkin

Chris Lane Bodkin, 68, of Strasburg, passed away May 2, 2017.
A memorial service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at Stover Memorial Chapel, Strasburg with the Rev. Jody Osborne officiating.
Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. is serving the Bodkin family.

Debra A. Campbell

Debra Ann Campbell, 47, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2 p..m. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main St., Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial followed in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Debra was born on Nov. 21, 1969 in Winchester, Virginia to William Harold Lawson and Elizabeth Ann Gray Lawson both of Front Royal.

She worked as a registration administrator at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal.

Surviving along with her parents are her husband, Ronald Lee Campbell of Front Royal, two daughters, Kayla Nicole Campbell of Front Royal and Amber Leighann Campbell of Strasburg, Virginia; brother, William Harold Lawson, II of Front Royal; sister, Pamela Michelle Lawson of Marshall, Virginia; four grandchildren, Braygen Chase Isner, Khalil Nai’zay Dixon, Ke’shawn Lee Holland and Bransen Keith Isner; and her uncle, Mike Gray of Front Royal.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Ka’nyla Nevaeh Campbell and her grandfather Howard George Gray.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Mike Gray, Eric Isner, William Lawson II, Jim Riley, Chazz Gatewood, Chris Bate and Stephan Tanner.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Maddox Funeral Home.

Mildred L. Crabill

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mildred Louise Crabill, who passed away June 8, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Greenfield Assisted Living in Woodstock.

Nevin D. Dellinger

Nevin Douglas Dellinger, 60, of New Market passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Doug was born Jan. 19,1957 and was the only child of Nevin P. and Betty Newland Dellinger of New Market.

He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and James Madison University.
Doug was a former school teacher for Shenandoah County Public Schools. He had also been associated with his parents in the operation of their shop, Shenandoah Valley Crafts of New Market. Doug had also been a part-time assistant with Theis Funeral Chapel of New Market.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Libby) Harpine Dellinger, whom he married May 31, 1980; a son, Andrew Dellinger of Germantown, Md.; and a daughter, Melanie Dellinger or Harrisonburg.

Doug was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market where a memorial service was held 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Revs. Jeffrey Sonafelt and George Sims officiated. A reception followed at the church.

Friends may sign the register book at any time at Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reformation Lutheran Church, PO Box 896, New Market, VA 22844.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market and Harrisonburg Cremation Service.

Mary O. Hockman

Mary Ann Ordakowski Hockman, 75, of New Market and formerly of Strasburg, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Life Care Center of New Market, Virginia.

A memorial service for Mrs. Hockman was conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church with the Rev. Sonya Williams-Giersch officiating. Burial followed in Gravel Springs Cemetery.

She was born in Arlington County, Virginia on Dec. 17, 1941, a daughter of the late John and Lillian Moore Ordakowski.

She was a member of the Lebanon Lutheran Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Priscilla Hart.

Survivors include her children, Anne Marie Tevault and husband Glen of Toms Brook, Virginia, Wendy Leigh Colvin of Maurertown, Virginia and DJ Hockman Jr. and wife Tiffany of Strasburg, Virgnia; grandchildren, Butchie Pie Hodson, Thadie Bo Bad Hodson and wife Barbara, Wyatt, Gunnar, Devin and Tobey; great grandchildren, Kay and Tyler; and one sister, Ruth Reynolds of Wardensville, West Virginia.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home on Thursday evening 6-8 p.m.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Hockman.

Mary Kearns-Miller

Mary Kearns-Miller, 83, of Edinburg, Va., passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017 after a lengthy battle with kidney disease.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Richard M. Kearns Sr. and by her second husband of 8 years, Russell F. Miller; brothers, Thomas "Junior" Bly and Robert "Red" Bly; sister, Nancy Reedy; and a half-brother, Lloyd Palmer.

Mary is survived by her five children, Judy Friedman of Toms Brook, Richard (Oakley) Kearns of Chantilly Va., Dennis (Deigh) Kearns of Culpepper, Va., Douglas Kearns of Woodbridge, Va. and Cheryl Rowland of Mims, Fl.; seven grandchildren, Diana (Brandon) Wallace, Brandon Kearns, Aaron (Amber) Kearns, Ben Friedman, Brittany Rowland, Emily (Joey) Lopez, and Meghan Kearns; five great grandchildren, Levi Kearns, AJ Lopez, Kinleigh Kearns, Tekla Lopez and Conner Wallace; sister, Alma (Don) Fadley; niece, Betty Clark; sister-in-law, Nancy Bly; and many more friends and extended family.

Mary was born Nov. 15, 1933 in Shenandoah County, Va., the daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Clara Palmer Bly.
 Growing up in the Toms Brook and Mt. Olive areas, Mary worked at the Ernest and Mary Lee Keller dairy farm during high school.

She soon met and married "Mel" Kearns and moved to Fairfax County and began her family.
 Once Mary's youngest child was in school, she started working for the Fairfax County Public School system starting in the cafeteria. She quickly moved to the transportation division and drove a school bus in the Falls Church and Oakton areas for many years eventually retiring in 1999 after 33 years of service.
 Mary returned to the Shenandoah Valley to spend her retirement years in her hometown.

Mary was also an avid bowler and held several positions on the Washington, D.C. Area Woman's Bowling Association including Director, Vice President and Delegate representing the Association for over 25 years at the Women's Bowling Association National Convention. Mary held a high bowling average, she was twice recognized for being one of the top 10 women bowlers in the D.C. area.
 Mary was inducted in to the Associations Hall of Fame in 1995 for her volunteer work and bowling accomplishments.

The family received friends on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Valley Funeral Home, 14116 S. Middle Road, Edinburg, Va. 22824 and Friday, June 30, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. 22042.

Funeral service and interment will be conducted on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. 22042.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the  National Kidney Foundation.

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Arrangements are in the care of Heishman Funeral Home, Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch.

Dorothy M. Mumaw

Dorothy M. Harlow Wilson Mumaw, 91, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Luray, Va.

She was born in Page County, Va., on July 3, 1925, and was the daughter of the late William David and Lillie Cedalia Freese Harlow.

She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1942. She worked for the Skyland Caverns Corp. of Front Royal, Va., as manager of the gift shop and also as manager of the Tuttle and Spice Gift Shop and Country Store museum in Mount Jackson, Va., where she retired in 1996. She was a member of Newport Christian Church.

On Dec. 7, 1996, she married Landon E. Mumaw and they made their home in Waynesboro, Va.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Junior Wilson; a brother, Roy Lee Harlow; and her sister, Norma Lou Good. Her husband, Landon Mumaw, passed away in January 2010.

She is survived by two sons, Donnie R. and his wife, Danette Painter Wilson, of Waynesboro, Va., and Jerry R. Wilson of Mississippi; three grandchildren, Todd Wilson of Springdale, Ark., Tim Wilson of Powhatan, Va., and Aimee Baker of Fredricksburg, Va.; and four great-grandchildren, Zachary and Matthew Wilson of Berlin, Md., Josh Wilson of Atlanta, Ga., and Charlea Beth Wilson of Hornbeck, Tenn. She is also survived by one brother, Ralph W. Harlow, of Shenandoah, Va.

The family received friends Monday, June 26, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the funeral service Tuesday, June 27, at 11 a.m., were at both at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray. Burial will be private. Pastor Earl Painter conducted the service.

Instead of flowers, please make a donation in Dorothy’s memory to the Newport Christian Church Cemetery Fund.

James E. Nicholson Sr.

James Elvis Nicholson Sr., 82, of Front Royal, died on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1935 in Madison and was a son of the late James Lewis Nicholson and Ethel Mae Butler Nicholson.

Mr. Nicholson was a truck driver for Atlas Machine Local 639 in Gainesville for 24 years. He was employed for five years with the Virginia Department of Transportation in Fairfax, retiring in the mid-1990s.

For the past five years, he resided at Evergreen Health and Rehab in Winchester.

On July 4, 1956 he married Shirley Ann Woodard Nicholson, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Jim E. Nicholson Jr. of Quicksburg and Daniel Lee Nicholson of Luray; a daughter, Cathy Stead of Blackstone; a sister, Doris Vest of Flint Hill; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services are planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Health and Rehab, Gardening Activity.

Bradley Funeral Home in Luray is assisting the family.

Roy A. Pangle

Roy Arthur "Junior" Pangle, 90, of Strasburg, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29 at Strasburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. John E. Haynes Jr. and the Rev. William E. Erbach officiating. Burial followed in Lebanon Church Cemetery with military honors by Shenandoah American Legion Post No. 77.

Mr. Pangle was born April 11, 1927 on Capon Road, Strasburg, a son of the late James Arthur and Zelda Belle Beeler Pangle.

He attended church and school in Strasburg.

He joined the United States Marine Corp on Dec. 13, 1944 where he made corporal. He served in World War II, the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Battalion as a rifle marksman. He served in Guam and North China and was honorably discharged on Sept. 9, 1947.

He returned to Strasburg and married his beloved wife, Margaret Ann Rennie Pangle, on July 6, 1954 in Frederick, Maryland. They have been married 62 years.

Mr. Pangle worked as a union carpenter for almost 40 years and retired in 1989. He continued as a wood craftsman up until his death.

Mr. Pangle was known in later years for selling eggs and driving his blue Chevy truck with his cane hanging on the side.

He was extremely proud of his family heritage and shared it with anyone who would listen. He was a true landmark in the Strasburg community for over 90 years and will be missed dearly.

Surviving with his wife, are two sons, Morgan O. Pangle and wife Sharon and Dale A. Pangle; three daughters, Beverly D. Anderson, Cynthia E. Grant and Alesia "Ann" Miller, all of Strasburg; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by nine brothers, Jack, Teddy, Frank, Leonard, Guy, Fred, Curtis, Earl and Pat Pangle; and three sisters, Lorraine Bell, Ruth Beeler and Beulah Maples.

Pallbearers were Ralph Wheeler, James "Willy" Pangle, Pete Robinson, Clyde Pangle, Douglas Hulver, Wayne Moss and Dicky Sandy.
 Honorary pallbearers were Ross Pangle, Marlon Anderson, Darrell Renner, Chad Pangle, Travis Pangle, Garron Hodson, Jairus Grant, Cody Keller, Eric Hockman, Renee Williams, Christie Renner, Laura Hockman, Tess Pangle and Brooke Pangle.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home, 177 N. Holliday St., Strasburg on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Mrs. Margaret Pangle, 2003 John Marshall Hwy., Strasburg, VA 22657.

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Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Danny L. Wimer

Danny Lee Wimer, 51, of New Market, passed into eternity with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ surrounded by his loving family at his home on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

He was born Sept. 6, 1965, and was the son of Lois Dove Wimer and the late Arlie Andrew Wimer of Lacey Spring and was the grandson of Chance and Glenda Dove and Arlie and Ida Wimer. Danny was also the son-in-law of Sue Good and the late Russell “Bud” Good of Harrisonburg.

He grew up in Fulks Run and was a 1983 graduate of Broadway High School and a proud Gobbler on the football field and on the basketball court. He also attended James Madison University.

Danny was a very loving and devoted husband to his wife and soul mate, Marie (Maurita) Wimer. They enjoyed many happy years together and especially loved family vacations to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He also leaves behind his sweet little dachshund, Bella.

He was a wonderful and dedicated father to his children, Morgan Wimer Rutan and husband, Clayton of Broadway, Aaron Wimer and wife, Jennifer, of Harrisonburg, Nena Wimer of Harrisonburg, Robbie Roadcap and wife, Mendy, of Harrisonburg, and Travis Roadcap of Bridgewater.

Danny was “Paw Paw” to his grandchildren, “best buddy” Brooks Rutan (“Paw Paw No. 1”), Kierstin Roadcap, Kaleigh Roadcap, Lexie Roadcap, Chance Curry, Chazlyn Curry and Briley Loan. They were his pride and joy and he loved them dearly.

He was a brother to Debbie Ennis and husband, Norman, of Broadway, Kathy Hummel and husband, Mat, of Penn Laird, and Brenda Lewis and husband, Steve, of Harrisonburg. He loved his sisters very much.

Being an avid sports lover, Danny could easily be found in the stands at JMU football, women’s basketball and softball games, not to mention any events the grandchildren were participating in. He also loved U.Va. football, men’s basketball and baseball, the Baltimore Orioles, and his Washington Redskins. He fully enjoyed spending time with family and his many friends playing darts in his “man cave” as well as horseshoes, cornhole, fishing, and cookouts.

Danny was a member of Valley Church and served with a cheerful heart. He spent many years delivering food bags to those less fortunate and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was a true family man and considered his closest friends part of his family.

Danny was a purchasing agent at Virginia Custom Mustang in Broadway. He was previously employed at Valley Church and 20 plus years at Tenneco Automotive in Harrisonburg.

His family wishes to thank Dr. Mary Witt and the awesome nurses at Hahn Cancer Center, the third floor nurses, and Sentara Hospice in Harrisonburg, for their loving hearts and wonderful care given to Danny during his illness. Please consider making a donation to the Hahn Cancer Center at 2008 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, in Danny’s memory.

Family and friends visitation was Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg and a celebration of life service with Pastor Larry Rising officiating, was Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home followed by burial at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

“When we’ve lost someone we love, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.”

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